Marco Johnson

Field Staffing Director

Marco Johnson

Marco took his NOLS Field Instructor Course in 1985 and has worked 630+ weeks in the field. Marco took the NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor course in 2005 and has worked over 80 Wilderness Medicine courses of all types. Though he now works primarily at NOLS World Headquarter, teaching still plays a large role in what Marco does. “It’s important as the Field Staffing Director I continue to teach both in the field and in the classroom. Though field and classroom work are different, both are incredibly exciting and a great deal of fun; I would miss it terribly if I did not have the opportunity to spend time with students. Marco finds it incredibly rewarding to hear students say ‘look what I can do’ as they come off a course. Having students feel empowered through stepping forward and to provide emergency medical care or see their pride after leading a group in the backcountry is incredibly rewarding as an educator. Marco joined the NOLS family in 1985, he now notes how he is lucky to work with such an amazing group of people. “The NOLS community is the largest group of overachievers I’ve met. They continually push themselves to expand their abilities and skills and I'm grateful to be part of such an exciting and dynamic environment. As an instructor, I have the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world and each student, group, and location is different and unique. This ability to do different things with a variety of amazing people, in incredible environments, and challenge myself keeps me fresh”